WELCOME TO SAINT ANDREW’S

welcome to Saint Andrews
At St. Andrew’s, we welcome everyone who seeks to experience God (in some way) – and we respect the dignity of every human being. Whether you are a year-round Islander, a summer resident or guest, or a first-time visitor, we very much hope you enjoy your time with us. Come as you are, come be who you are, and see!
tiffany window OVER 100 YEARS OF HISTORY
St. Andrew’s began in 1895 as an Episcopal mission, and by 1910 the church building was consecrated. It features Tiffany stained-glass windows and a pulpit the shape of a dory.
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We are located on the beautiful Island of Martha’s Vineyard. If that’s not reason enough to make it out here, learn more about our endearing Episcopal church.
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episcopal church THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE
St. Andrew’s is an episcopal Church, part of the world-wide Anglican Communion, and a member of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts.
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contact CONTACT US
Church Office: 1-508-627-5330 Rector’s e-mail: fatherchip@standrewsmv.org Office e-mail: office@standrewsmv.org Office Fax: 1-508-627-4318
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RECTOR’S MESSAGE

Greetings, friend! And welcome to our website…we’re so glad you found us! It’s a little hard to describe all the things that are happening here at St. Andrew’s, but I have to say this: Great things are definitely happening, and it’s exciting. Really.  For those who’ve wondered about church these days, this might be a good church to try. I believe all of us have a hunger and thirst inside that can’t be satisfied by food and water. It’s our spiritual side, and life becomes wonderful when we pay attention to it and explore it. The trick is to find a space that can help us nurture our spiritual lives and grow in a safe and welcoming environment.  Some churches are better than others at providing that sort of environment. Those that succeed work for success. We at St. Andrew’s have joyfully undertaken that work.  If you are seeking a place that is renewing itself, we might be just the right fit for you. And if you have a family, this might be a great fit for them, too. A good church can be a wonderful help and lift in life—and in ways that might surprise us.>> read more
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A MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR MARY GREELY is scheduled for Saturday, June 24 at 11:00 am at St Andrew’s Church.  Please feel free to join us as we remember our long-time friend (and wife of The Rev Jack Greely, one-time rector of St Andrew’s), who passed away in February.

 

WE COULD REALLY USEone or two kind hearts to serve as Lay Leaders every once in a while at both our 8:00 am and 10 am services, especially now as summer is coming soon. It’s a GREAT THING to help around the altar!  Please see Father Chip…

 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL FOR KIDS!  Thanks a million to Carrie Caldwell, who has offered to head up our Vacation Bible School this summer.  She’s just getting started with her planning, and has asked us to see if anyone would like to help.  It’s easy and it’s SO FUN—and you can offer as much or as little time as you like.  Please contact Carrie directly at carriecaldwell@me.com to ask her any questions you may have, or to sign up!

 

THE ISLAND FOOD PANTRY IS OPEN THIS SUMMER WITH LIMITED HOURS:  Wednesdays from 3—6 pm.  Please continue to help our hungry neighborsbybringing in canned and boxed (unopened) food items.  If you’d like to write a check, feel free to use the envelopes in the pews, and place them in the offering plate.  If you would like to volunteer your time, please call Mardi Moran at 508-696-8977.  A little love goes a long way!

 

LAWN PARTY!  SAVE THE DATE!  The annual midsummer shindig at the Rectory is scheduled for Thursday, July 27 at 6:00 pm, 10 Bold Meadow Road, Edgartown.  Bring a smile, a dish you’d like to share or show off, and one or two friends—or just your smile!  Also, if you know you’ll be coming, please place your name on the signup list in the Parish Hall, so we know how many you’ll be.  Barbequed meats and drinks provided—desserts, salads, sides, appetizers welcomed!

 

LIFE GOT YOU DOWN?  COULD USE A FRIEND AND A PRAYER?  Feel free to call upon Father Chip for some time, either in his office at the church, or for a home visit.  Just a few minutes and a listening ear can help, no matter how big or small the issue!

 

 

For Information about HOUSES OF GRACE Click on the FAITH IN ACTION tab above HHomes Logo CROPPED     https://www.facebook.com/pages/St-Andrews-Episcopal-Church-Edgartown-Massachusetts/332024425612

 

 “The Vision of St Andrew’s Church is to make God present in our families, our neighborhood, our town, the Island of Martha’s Vineyard, and in the world.” 

  

                  Our Vestry

 

Wardens:      Carl Malmquist  & Chris White

Treasurer:       Wesley Brown

Parish Clerk:   Pam Monterosso

Members at Large:  

Caroline Evans,  Hans von Steiger, Sandra Mott, Carrie Caldwell, Jessica Buckley and Leon Brathwaite